Law:The One More Step Toward (Hopefully) Ending the Bug Wars Act

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45RZ23, The One More Step Toward (Hopefully) Ending the Bug Wars Act

This law is currently

Ziu 45th Clark 5th
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Cosa.png Cosa: PASSED
PER 143 — CON 39 — AUS 7

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PER 6 — CON 2 — AUS 0

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WHEREAS no citizen of the Kingdom of Talossa currently may hold citizenship in what is legally defined as micronation, and

WHEREAS this policy was enacted to avoid divisive entanglements with what were perceived as "bug nations", but is itself the cause of as much divisiveness as any bug, and

WHEREAS the Kingdom of Talossa should not concern itself with micronations unless they actually pose a threat to Talossa, now

THEREFORE 37RZ2, The What’s The Difference Act, is hereby repealed, but the repeal is not intended to revive any of the statutes repealed by that Act.

FURTHERMORE the Ziu hereby enacts as follows:

1. A micronation is hereby defined for all purposes of Talossan law to be any society of persons (whether claiming territorial sovereignty or not) that

a. claims a governmental organization and citizenry and

b. is not a member of the United Nations and

c. is not a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization and

d. is not the Kingdom of Talossa, or a subdivision thereof, or officially recognised by the Kingdom of Talossa.

2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall keep a blacklist of micronations that are considered a threat to the Kingdom of Talossa due to the commission of hostile acts or demonstration of hostile intent against the Kingdom of Talossa. Micronations may be added to or removed from the blacklist by law.

3. It is a criminal act for any Talossan citizen to knowingly accept or hold citizenship in a blacklisted micronation. The Attorney-General, on being informed of any alleged violation of this act, and upon verifying the same to his personal and legal satisfaction, shall immediately notify the accused that the government has determined that valid cause exists for a criminal case to be brought against the citizen. After providing this notification, the Attorney-General shall allow ten days for the accused to dissolve any and all allegiance to the micronation, or to organize a defence against the charge. If, after this ten day period, the Attorney-General determines that the criminal act yet continues, he shall immediately file criminal charges against the accused. If after this ten day period, the Attorney-General determines that the criminal activity has permanently ceased, or the micronation was removed from the blacklist, he shall not file the considered charges.

4. Non-citizens who would be in violation of section 3 of this Act upon becoming Talossan citizens are not eligible for Talossan citizenship, and the Ministry of Immigration may require prospective Talossan citizens to certify that they are not citizens of any blacklisted micronation.

5. All members of the Ziu, the Cabinet, the Uppermost Court, the Magistrate's Court, the Chancery, or the Royal Treasury must report the following information to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within 15 days of assuming the aforementioned office or of a change in micronational status, whichever is later:
a) All micronations of which he/she is a member.
b) All offices he/she holds in these micronations.

6. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall make any information reported under section 5 available to any Talossan citizen upon request.

7. It is a criminal act for anyone holding an office mentioned in clause 5 of this Act to provide false information about his/her micronational involvement.

8. It is a criminal act for the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the Minister of Defence to seek, accept, or hold citizenship in a micronation.

9. "Citizenship" in a micronation, for the purposes of this act, shall not include "honourary citizenship," where the honourary citizenship:
-does not entitle the honouree to vote in the micronation's elections,
-does not entitle the honouree to hold political, governmental, or administrative office in the micronation,
-does not obligate the honouree, after the grant of honourary citizenship to pay taxes, fees resembling taxes, or membership dues, and
-does not create any continuing obligation or bond of allegiance to the micronation.

10. Commission of any of the criminal acts defined in this Act constitutes a class A misdemeanour for a first offence, and a class I felony for a subsequent offence.

Noi urent q'estadra sa:

C. M. Siervicül (MC, RUMP)
Txec Róibeard dal Nordselva (MC, RUMP)
Glüc da Dhi (Sen., Cézembre)
Lüc Iánescu Braneusefiglhëu da Schir (MC, MRPT)
C. Carlüs Xheraltescu (MC, ZRT)

Scribe's Notes

This bill repealed The What's the Difference Act.

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